On Tuesday 5th Feb I led a group of students on a walk from
Whitechapel to the Olympic Park. We stopped at Pedley Street for as long
as the freezing weather allowed.
It's looking strange - The railway arch has been painted over with a chocolatey brown paint, and then graffitied again, making an odd ground.
overground graffiti squad use a range of grey paints to obliterate work
on their section.
The fenced off area, subject of an architectural competition a couple of years ago is looking pretty abandoned, thought the fence surrounding it has been repaired. There are plastic mesh plates laid into the mud - presumable to stop it getting more and more churned up but vehicles (though none are visible today).
This blog documents the area around Pedley Street over the past couple of years, and onwards through its demolition in 2007, including the destruction in June 2007 of the iconic Flying Hut. One of the last remaining 'Terrains Vagues' of the near East End the loss of the footbridge, the flying hut and the cobbles of Fleet Street Hill are sincerely missed and mourned. R.I.P please email any contributions - stories, images, anecdotes to firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.walkwalkwalk.org.uk